Monday, June 27, 2011

Lila's First Haircut {houston,tx child photographer}

Everything we do in our life can seem mundane from time to time.
We get up,
get ready,
eat breakfast,
start our day.
We do everyday things, in the same places, with the same people, and at the same time. 
But do we forget
the mystery,
the wonder,
the excitement,
the unknown about
Our First Time?
Obviously we don't remember the first time we walked or talked...but what about the first book we read? Or the first time we rode a bike? Now that stuff is old hat but at one point it was new, strange, and undiscovered.
Last week I got to document this little cutie's very first haircut. :)
It all started at this place in a mall in Houston called:
When Lila got in the chair, they gave her some distraction to ward off the scary, butterfly fluttery, flip-flopping tummy feelings she may be having. She welcomed it happily. :)
They suited her up...
And she waited patiently as her Mommy explained to the hair-dresser what kind of haircut they had come for. 
"Just a's her very first. Oh and we want to keep as much of the length as possible!"
Isn't it funny how parents can be just as nervous (sometimes more so) about "firsts" then the children? :) 
Then the uncertainty began, the newness, the unpredictable parts of this thing called 
a haircut 
that Mommy and Daddy had warned her about...
The Spritzing was the first new experience...
But her Mommy was there to redirect her attention to a video they had playing for the kids. 
Even so, there was still the unpleasantness of not knowing what was coming next...Don't you imagine its a little scary seeing someone come at your hair with scissors when they've never done that before?? ;)
Good thing her Daddy was there to make her smile :)
She soon got the hang of it and looked like a beauty shop regular :D
Of course, another ball or two helped keep the mood peaceful :)
Before she knew it, the haircut was over. :)
And now, the next time they come she'll know just what to look forward to. :)
(i.e. Shorter hair, a new hair clip, and a quick ride on the carousel outside the shop.) ;D mirrors...they don't necessarily always show your good side. ;)

 Stay-tuned for more of little Lila later :D
~Through Christ's Love 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Treasures {northeast, tx portrait and lifestyle photographer}

For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake. For God, who said, 
"Let light shine out of darkness,"
has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.But we have
treasures in jars of clay,
to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.
|2 Corinthians 4:5-7|

I'm sure you've all noticed the less frequency of blogging...sorry 'bout that. Things are kinda crazy around here!! But I'm still alive...promise...
I'm just taking it one super busy day at a time, living in the glorious light of God's precious promises, and enjoying summer. :)
{First Crape Myrtle flowers!! Summer really is here!}

~Through Christ's Love 

Monday, June 13, 2011

Madeline Rain [New Life] {paris tx, newborn photographer}

"Babies are such a nice way to start people!" 
|Don Herrold|

There is something magical about seeing a baby that is only a few hours old. Knowing that only the day before they were tucked safely away in their mother's abdomen....growing.....
And months before that, they were still developing...fingers and toes being defined, eyes being able to open for the first time....And a year before that, they did not even exist! God really does work in wonderful and mysterious ways and we really are fearfully and wonderfully made. :)
I would like you all to meet my uncle Michael and aunt Joanna's new baby girl:
Madeline Rain.
Looks like she wasn't so sure about how things were going so far in this world outside her Mommy's tummy... 
But she eventually calmed down and realized, it's not so bad. :)
She found that, no matter how bright and cold and strange everything seemed around her, there were two people that she rather liked. One day she'll see how much they love her and she'll quickly learn to officially love them back. :)
She already makes faces just like her Daddy ;P
Precious little family moment. :D I wish big brother Lucas could've been there. They said it took him awhile, but he eventually warmed right up to her and was kissing her forehead. But it had been a long day for him, so he went home with the grandparents.
My parents and I all gladly got a turn to hold her! :D
I love you already, little Miss Maddie!! :) :)
~Through Christ's Love